I have 3 seasons in Grenada Marine
. It is a large yard with most services available. They do allow a fair bit of DIY work
but frown upon outsiders coming in. There is a rigger, sail shop, engine
, and wood
. They can do welding and have a large paint
shed. They are pretty far out if town but you can get a bus. There is a restaurant on premis and they have reduced fares at a nice small hotel
within walking distance. They allow live aboard
while working on the boat
. Well maintained baths and showers and a laundry
Prices are comparable to USA
, not the cheapest but not the elite also.
You have to manage the managers to get the work done. I would have to make myself a PITA, and resorted to hissy fits at times. The workers seem OK, the managers are, IMHO, the sticking point.
That said, the overall experience was about on par with stateside services. Very few better, some considerably worse.
stuff the Grenada is not difficult once you get the hang if it. But it is slow and you really need to hire an agent for more complicated orders.
I think there are a couple of other yards about similar.
They REALLY pack the boats into the yards. They make money
. They lift
boats with a travel lift
but then transfer them to a trailer
so that they can squeeze them in. If you are buried deep in the pile it can take a while to get dug out.